Trendspotting ~ Under the Sea

Like the predictability of waves crashing over the shore, several designers similarly rolled out sea world inspired collections for Spring/summer 2012 ~

Peter Pilotto

via Stylist

The coral reef is the inspiration for Sarah Burtons's dress, headpiece, and shoes for Alexander McQueen

ph: Richard Burbrigde


Holly Fulton must have been swimming in the same waters

For the Chanel Spring 2012 collection, Karl hired architect Zaha Hadid to design an under water fantasy or the look of the purest aquarium to match his underwater inspirations.  Conches, sea urchins, and anemones, oh my

Donatella Versace took a somewhat more literal view (well except for the mermaids)

Givenchy's shark tooth necklace became the must have accessory of the season


But you know ~  my girl Mary Katrantzou, with her vivid eye popping digital prints wins most realistic interpretation of life under the sea

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